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tribar

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The title says it all. For me the answer is not V2, not Vu (Never rode it) and not Rajun Cajun. It actually was TTD. I don't know if it just had a bad crew, or if it was because of high winds but as many of you know TTD boards two trains at a time. They dispatched a pair of trains ever 5-6 mins. Is this always how TTD operates.

Anyways what about you????
 

Ben

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The Golden Horse Spinners in China.

Four people in a car. Complicated restraints. One car on the WHOLE layout at a time...

Oh God...

The AirDiver at Tibi would have been the worse, but, never queued for and... well... now...
 

Ollie

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Easy. Soarin' at Epcot.
It just doesn't make sense. You get about 50 people on per ride. Yet every time the queue moves it only seems to go forwards about people.
Plus it's really bad for queue jumping and the queue is the most boring thing ever.
 

jayjay

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Of what I've been on:

Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingoland. The opening year, they were sending out 1 train on the circuit at a time (almost) and bearing in mind the trains seat 4, it turned what would have been possibly a half hour queue, maybe less, into a 2 hour monstrosity.

Going for an obscure one, the boat ride-whatever-it's-called at Gulliver's Warrington. I've found that in general, rides with round boats (usually rapids) have a great throughput and rarely have a queue. This ride had a queue which would take about 2-3 minutes on your standard rapids. Half an hour. Absolutely horrendous throughput that ride has.
 

rollermonkey

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Hayabusa. Dispatches of the single train every 8-10 minutes. What should have been a 5-10 minute line took well over an hour.
 
Wild mouse at Dorney.

Not only are all wild mouses slow moving lines, but this one, with its extremely low capactiy of 4 people per car to begin with, only boarded 2 people per car. An extremely low capacity made even lower.
 

tomahawk

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X2. In the station, 5 train wait, 45 minutes. That ride has the worst capacity ever, especially when it is one train. I just wish when it was one train they just let train go to load station instead of stopping at the unload, because it adds about 3 extra minutes. I timed the dispatch to dispatch with a "better" crew (they all pretty much suck at SFMM) and it was 6 mins and 45 seconds. Horrible.
 

ciallkennett

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Enigma at Pleasurewood Hills. One train, two separate loading/unloading stations, train holds 8 people. Slowest queue ever even on empty days.

Notable mention to a former PWH attraction Mouse Trap - spinners and wild mice always have slow moving queues...
 

Error

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Ollie said:
Easy. Soarin' at Epcot.
It just doesn't make sense. You get about 50 people on per ride. Yet every time the queue moves it only seems to go forwards about people.
Plus it's really bad for queue jumping and the queue is the most boring thing ever.

Easy fix: FastPass at the beginning of the day.

I did hear a rumor (From a ride host, but eh) that they were considering getting a third ride area. Although more impressive than Busch's screensaver ride, it didn't really strict me as "fantastic". And not for a 3 hour wait either.

tomahawKSU said:
X2. In the station, 5 train wait, 45 minutes. That ride has the worst capacity ever, especially when it is one train. I just wish when it was one train they just let train go to load station instead of stopping at the unload, because it adds about 3 extra minutes. I timed the dispatch to dispatch with a "better" crew (they all pretty much suck at SFMM) and it was 6 mins and 45 seconds. Horrible.

Coming from someone who worked at one briefly in Chicago, that's just Six Flags in general. Their training for rides, although with good intention, is sloppy at best. A great portion of the people working there don't give two craps about getting people on and off quickly, and the parks themselves I've never seen run more than 2 trains, even with rides that can run 3 (Raging Bull(****) comes to mind).

Anyways, Wildcat and anything like it has bad waits. I can't stand those low capacity rides.
 

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bizarrofan10 said:
Wild mouse at Dorney.

Not only are all wild mouses slow moving lines, but this one, with its extremely low capactiy of 4 people per car to begin with, only boarded 2 people per car. An extremely low capacity made even lower.
Amen! The only roller coaster I had to wait in line for at Dorney when I went. This truly has an awesome capacity.
 

caffeine_demon

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The haunting at drayton manor - the preshow stuff + ride takes about 15-20 minutes, yet I was waiting over 30 minutes for the next intake
 

furie

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Hydro/Drenched at Oakwood? Come on, has to get a mention. 15 minutes to load and dispatch a single boat...
 

nadroJ

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The Simpsons Ride </3 Fair enough you have all the funny crap to look at and watch but it's on a loop and after an hour in that godforsaken cattlepen you sort of decide you don't really like The Simpsons anymore and want to go home.
 
nadroJ said:
The Simpsons Ride </3 Fair enough you have all the funny crap to look at and watch but it's on a loop and after an hour in that godforsaken cattlepen you sort of decide you don't really like The Simpsons anymore and want to go home.

Agreed. That queue can take forever sometimes. And rewatching the stuff you watched about an hour ago isn't all that fun.

Another one for me is Gwazi a couple of weeks ago. They were only running one side, but it had two trains on it. We queued from almost at the station (where a normal queue would have taken about 5 minutes) but it took us half an hour. It just seemed to take forever for the train to be loaded, restraints checked and for it to be dispatched. It was really frustrating being so close to the ride, yet it taking so long.
 

Dave

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Speed at oakwood can be quite bad with only one train. Saw is awful, just hate how stupidly if the queue is in comparison to it's throughput.
 

Thekingin64

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Collosus on one train. It said 30 minutes at the entrance to the queue but that quickly turned into 2 hours. The quickest we moved was when people decided to leave the queue.
 
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